For Children

When should my child learn to swim?

As soon as your child is capable of independent motion, they are capable of getting into water and drowning. Therefore, swim lessons should begin as soon after 4 months of age as possible.

Initially, they will not learn to swim per se. They will be learning: “ROLL OVER, FLOAT, YELL FOR HELP.” Young children, because of the weight of their head and body proportions, can’t readily “learn to swim.”

What you want, is to keep them SAFE. We do that by teaching them to surface when underwater, roll onto their backs, maintain themselves and breathe and YELL FOR HELP! History shows that this response SAVES LIVES because it “buys time” for the caregiver to realize that the child can float and yell.

Tragedies occur when the child can’t perform that skill. Once they have mastered ROLL OVER, FLOAT, YELL FOR HELP! Then we begin teaching “real swimming.”

Our swimmers are placed in skill level & age appropriate classes! Prices are shown at the bottom of the page. 

Parent-Tot 1: This class is designed for our youngest swimmers, 4 – 18 months of age.

Each baby is in the water with one adult with a student to teacher class ratio of 7:1. The teacher will work with parents and babies on different holds, songs and activities that create a positive and bonding aquatic experience.

Parent-Tot 2:  This class is designed for swimmers 18 – 36 months of age.

Each toddler is in the water with one adult, and the student to teacher ratio is 8:1. The teacher’s focus is to keep these movers going with a routine of playful activities, songs and games.

Splashers:  Level 1 – Beginners Bubblers: Level 2 – Advanced Beginners
Get in with a smile Walk at bottom of pool
Use “walking feet” on pool deck Hum nose bubbles with kangaroo hops – assisted
Demonstrate handrail and platform safety Jump in and return to wall independently
Crab crawl Front float 10 seconds
Climb in and out of pool Back float 10 seconds
Blow bubbles for 5 seconds Retrieve rings at 4 feet – assisted
Go under water comfortably for 5 seconds Front glide with eyes in
Beginning flutter kick Sit down dive
Float independently on a “noodle boat” Swim around instructor at platform
Student to teacher ratio for this class is 3:1 Student to teacher ratio for this class is 3:1
Kickers:  Level 3 – Beginning Intermediate
Explorers:  Level 4 – Intermediate
Back glide with flutter kicks – width Dolphin body with arms – 3-4 kicks:1 arm
Take a pop up breath Front crawl and roll to back for breath – width
Kangaroo hops at 4 feet independently Swim under water 10 feet
Log rolls Back crawl – width
Retrieve rings at 4 feet independently Traveling kangaroo hops
Independent jump in and return to side Swim to deep end without floatation
Swim to deep end with a kickboard Deep end jump in without goggles and roll to back
Dolphin body kick Elementary backstroke
Student to teacher ratio for this class is 3:1 Student to teacher ratio for this class is 4:1
Travelers:  Level 5 – Advanced Intermediate
Swimmers:  Level 6 – Advanced
Beginning butterfly rhythm Refinement of freestyle, backstroke, butterfly & breaststroke
Traveling bobs towards deep end IM – Individual Medley
Freestyle with side breathing Starts, turns and finishes
Backstroke Sidestroke
Breaststroke kick Tread water 2 + minutes
Tread water 10 minutes continuous swimming
Standing dive Jr. Lifeguarding skills
Student to teacher ratio for this class is 4:1 Student to teacher ratio for this class is 4:1

Swim Clinic is designed for swimmers to build endurance and stroke technique. This class is a hour long and takes up the full length of the pool ”75 feet”, where a trained swim coach will custom create workouts. Students wishing to participate need instructor approval. Student to teacher ratio for this class is 6:1.

Prices for all classes:
Group: $79.00 per month
Semi-Private: $98.50 per month
Private: $47.00 per lesson

Swim Clinic or Aqua Adventures: $94.00 ”class is 1 hour”

Home School – Offered during the school year on

Tuesday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Thursday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Wednesday Griffin Enrichment Program 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Class is 1 hour long – cost $94.00

Annual Registration Fee:
Individual – $30 per year
Family ”up to 4” $45 per year ***Additional Family $5 each

Each toddler is in the water with one adult, and the student to teacher ratio is 7:1. / 8:1 The teacher’s focus is to keep these movers going with a routine of playful activities, songs and games.